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Keeping Time in Downtown Chicago

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 11 January 2010 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Installed November 26, 1897 at the corner of Washington and State Streets is the Marshall Field (now Macy's) three-faced clock. The many years of exposure to the weather elements produced the patina color it has today.

Photo taken September 13, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/100 second F/8.0 ISO 100 50 mm

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Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

The HDR brings out the decorations to the max. Well done.

BTW I love this landmark one of the few left in this part of town.

11 Jan 2010 9:30am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

What a beautiful clock, they just don't make things like that anymore....

11 Jan 2010 10:57am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Wow, stunning details, and I love the tones of the patina!

11 Jan 2010 10:59am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Denise's comment was my first thought after seeing this. I would imagine that many people have agreed to meet under that clock over the years.

11 Jan 2010 12:16pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

a very good shot, well done!

11 Jan 2010 12:23pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Ooh ooooh. A bit bright but very colorful and I love clocks. You really brought out the detail and with the row of flags in the back you enhanced the composition lines. Nice nice!

11 Jan 2010 1:46pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

wonderful detail and processing! the flags in back look fantastic.

11 Jan 2010 2:52pm

marc from Granby, Canada

oh wow this is one nice clock, nice framing Steven

11 Jan 2010 3:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Jan 2010 5:18pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Awesome! Love this fine image.

11 Jan 2010 7:07pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice shot !

11 Jan 2010 7:07pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The tone mapping really enhances the textures and colours here Steve, very nicely done.

11 Jan 2010 8:58pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

incredible shot! the processing is amazing. I can't stop staring at this as it is a scene I see so frequently. it just doesn't look real. I also love that you captured the "Corn Cob" buildings in the background. :)

12 Jan 2010 12:51am

Ken from United States

Steven I hope you weren't in the street taking this great shot! Wonderful!

12 Jan 2010 5:21pm

Ken from United States

oh now I see, you took that angle to avoid the black streetlight...

12 Jan 2010 5:23pm

@Ken: You are quite observant! You must know that corner well. I actually captured this shot from across the street, but I cropped the photo to take the black streetlight out of the picture.

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

The color of that oxidized copper really pops!

12 Jan 2010 7:37pm